Why in the world would I make a blog about my Metamorphosis and what the heck is that supposed to mean? I have decided to change my body. I have been chunky to obese my entire life and rather than die morbidly obese I have decided to do something about it.
My goal? I want to start with loosing 55 lbs. This will bring my 5 foot 11 inch frame down to 225 lbs. At that point I will consider another 50 or perhaps just 25 lbs. I do not want to lose muscle mass I feel that at 200 or even 225 I can live comfortably and maintain the overall good health I have had my entire life.
I have decided I am way to lazy to do much more than walk I currently do 1 to 2 miles daily when I am walking the dog. This walking is not very aerobic since my dog loves to stop and smell the roses constantly. Since I am not inclined to physical exertion, I always presumed I was destined to be overweight.
I have spent may hours recently evaluating my lifelong behaviors and habits trying to understand why I am the way I am. Through this process and much research and filtering out a lot of dis-information I have come to the solution that I believe will work for me.
My problem is and has always been Sugar. I grew up drinking Pepsi, eating lots of Grains and Pastas. I always though that the Pepsi was the culprit or ice cream or donuts or maybe it was the cookies!
Through this research I have come to realize how grains and the processed sugars from our processed foods react with our bodies to preserve our lives by storing unused blood sugars as fat.
The body stores this extra energy because that’s all it knows how to do. There are only two things that can happen once the sugars hit your blood stream.
1.) They can be used for current demands on the body, i.e. exercise or heavy exertion.
2.) They can be stored for use later.
I am over simplifying quite a bit but hopefully as this journal progresses I will list the sources of inspiration that led to my epiphany. More on this elsewhere…
I am not here to preach or even suggest to others how to lose weight this is about me and how I am going to change my life.
This blog is a journal of my progress with with both text and images. Watching the 50 year old man change from obese to fit. I hope that when I make this public others can enjoy it and find inspiration in how I changed my life.